Official: West Ham sign Arbeloa

Alvaro Arbeloa has signed for Premier League team West Ham United on a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old defender had been without a club since being released by Real Madrid at the end of last season.

Media sources claimed earlier on Wednesday that the World Cup winner could join Espanyol, but the Hammers eventually won the race for his signature.

Arbeloa has previous experience in the English top flight, having enjoyed a two-year spell at Liverpool between 2007 and 2009.

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